Andy Murray’s coach, Ivan Lendl, has declared that the next goal for his pupil is to conquer the Australian Grand Slam. It's not a simple goal, considering the quality of the Top 4.
“Triumphing in Melbourne is obviously our main goal, but the ATP circuit is currently populated by excellent tennis players: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal. It's a tough task. Murray satisfies all the requirements to beat his direct rivals, but we'll see," said Lendl.
"I won't get into technical specifics about his play, but Andy has a game plan and will execute it."
Like Andy Murray, Lendl lost his first four Slam finals, went on to win all the Slams bar Wimbledon. Many observers think Murray could follow a similar path, but Lendl warns that it won't be easy.
Lendl added that it is impossible to compare players from different eras: “There were many times in tennis when the game was cominated by excellent payers. The ‘80s were characterized by the presence of Jimmy Connors, McEnroe, Borg and myself. Also in the ‘60s/’70s there were excellent players. The comparison between players who lived in different times is practically impossible."